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County 4-H Presentation Day


4-H County Presentation Day

Open to San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties

Register on-line by March 10, 2023 


Questions email Emily at e.whiteley42@gmail.com

Date: March 25, 2023


Hollister Veteran's Memorial Building

649 San Benito St, Hollister, CA 95023

Event is held up stairs


Evaluators arriving at 8:15 am
Presenters checking in starting at 8:45 am
9:00 am-11:30 am presentations begin

4-H Presentation Day Manual

Please refer to the directions and the rubrics included in the Presentation Manual in order to ensure you are choosing the correct presentation category and that you are fully prepared for your presentation.

You will find helpful hints on virtual presentation in the manual on page 11. 

Primary members can participate but cannot be judged

Primary members may not be able to move on to the next level depending on that event's rules; this includes team presentations that feature primary members.

--Cultural Arts

--Science OR Engineering Presentation

--Impromptu Speech (Intermediate & Seniors only; be prepared to deliver this speech live via Zoom) 

Eligibility:  Any 4-H member between the ages of 9-19 may compete in up to two categories.  Primary members 5 through 8 years of age, by December 31, 2021, may enter a presentation, but will not be evaluated.

Please click on the picture to download the revised California 4-H Presentation Manual.  

Registration Deadline:   MARCH 10, 2023

Questions: Contact the Committee Chair: Emily Whiteley at e.whiteley42@gmail.com. 


What is a 4-H Presentation

A presentation is a method used to communicate an idea or topic by showing, telling, or expressing your opinion. A presentation may be a demonstration, a talk, a speech, a reading,or a skit.  By presenting at this event you will receive a Record Book credit for a formal presentation (Box 6 on your PDR), as well as for an event attended (Box 3 on your PDR).A 4-H Presentation helps you learn to:

  • Research a subject
  • Organize ideas in a logical order
  • Share your spark or your passion
  • Practice public speaking skills


Want to practice your presentation before the event? The Public Speaking Project will be hosting a mock Presentation Day, where members can come to present in front of three evaluators and receive feedback about their presentation. This is a great way to find out which areas of your presentation need to be worked on before the event and also gives you a formal presentation credit for your Record Book! 

4-H Presentation Manual: This manual gives all the necessary information to present effectively and within the 4-H guidelines.  Be sure to read it as some categories and the rubrics have changed.